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Report: Arizona prison boss slow to react to broken locks

Aug. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Locks failed for years at an Arizona prison and allowed for serious beatings of prisoners and guards, but Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until he saw video of an assault that was broadcast on television, according to a report released...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 5-11

Aug. 13, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 9.66 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.76 million. 3. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 4.78 million. 4. "The $100,000 Pyramid," ABC, 4.67 million....

CBS, Viacom to reunite as media giants bulk up for streaming

Aug. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly combined ViacomCBS will invest in more movies and TV shows and try to sell more advertising as it seeks to become a bigger player in the growing business of streaming video. Yet the bigger company still might not be big enough to be competitive, as larger rival Disney launches its...

Fire east of Athens under control; some homes damaged

Aug. 12, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A big fire that spread quickly overnight in an eastern suburb of Athens appeared to be under control soon after dawn Monday. The fire had raced up the slopes of 1,026-meter (3,366 feet) Mount Hymettus, which separates suburban Peania from the main city. Flames shooting up the mountain...

Typhoon Lekima death toll reaches 33 in China

Aug. 11, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a powerful typhoon that hit southeastern China rose to 33 on Sunday, as rescue workers used rubber dinghies to evacuate stranded people as swift currents swept by homes. China's emergency broadcasting network said that 16 people were still missing in Zhejiang province,...

Nielsen's top programs for July 29-Aug. 4

Aug. 6, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 29-Aug. 4. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "Presidential Debate" (Wednesday), CNN, 10.77 million. 2. "Presidential Debate Analysis" (Wednesday), CNN, 9.21 million. 3. "Presidential Debate" (Tuesday), CNN, 8.69...

CNN's Lemon doesn't back down after Trump criticism

Jul. 31, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon did not back down despite criticism from President Donald Trump, twice labeling presidential remarks as racist while he was moderating Wednesday's Democratic debate. Lemon, with partners Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, presided over a session with questions designed to highlight...

Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

Jul. 31, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's biggest TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York. The companies said in the suit, filed Wednesday, that Locast is violating their copyrights and asked for...

Nielsen's top programs for July 22-28

Jul. 30, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 22-28. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 10.13 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.81 million. 3. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.62 million. 4. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 5.62 million....

Nielsen's top programs for July 15-21

Jul. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 15-21. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 9.54 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.58 million. 3. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.48 million. 4. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 5.52 million. 5. "Bring the Funny,"...